Tavares Comes Through: Islanders 2, Hurricanes 1 (OT)
Saturday, Jan 21, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime on the strength of two John Tavares goals.
The New York Islanders look to extend their winning streak to three in a home game against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight.
The New York Islanders host the Carolina Hurricanes with both teams tied in a tightening bottom five standing in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders go for their third win in a row, and John Tavares has an 11-game point streak on the line.
|- 1, Carolina Goal - Jeff Skinner (13), from Zac Dalpe and Bryan Allen at 8:43. Penalties - Travis Hamonic, NY Islanders (Tripping), 3:15; Mark Eaton, NY Islanders (Interference), 12:36.|
|- 2, NY Islanders Goal - John Tavares (18), from Kyle Okposo and Mark Streit at 7:46. Penalties - Bryan Allen, Carolina (Holding), 8:54; Andreas Nodl, Carolina (Hooking), 14:11; Jay Pandolfo, NY Islanders (Tripping), 20:00.|
|- No scoring.|
|- 3, NY Islanders Goal - John Tavares (19), from P.A. Parenteau and Travis Hamonic at 3:58.|